LCF Georgia Welcomes Three Established Philanthropy, Business and Corporate Leaders to Board

Yolanda Robles, CEO & Founder of CulturaLink, Frank Fernandez, Senior Vice President of The Arthur M. Blank Foundation, and Luis A. Avila Vice, President of Governance and Compliance for Cox Enterprises, have joined the LCF Georgia Board of Directors.

Clockwise from the top left: Yolanda Robles, Luis A. Avila, Frank Fernandez

The Latino Community Fund announces the appointment of Yolanda Robles, CEO and Founder of CulturaLink, Luis A. Avila, Vice President of Governance and Compliance for Cox Enterprises, and Frank Fernandez, Senior Vice President with The Arthur M. Blank Foundation, to its board of directors, effective Jan. 1, 2020.

Yolanda Robles is a successful entrepreneur in the technology and health care space, she was born in the Dominican Republic and served as an interpreter and cultural navigator for her family. She is a member of the Joint Commission’s Long Term Care Advisory Council, American Hospital Association’s Institute for Diversity in Health Management, member of the National Forum for Latino Healthcare Executives and National Association of Healthcare Service Executives (NAHSE), among others.

Luis A. Avila is a senior corporate executive with a broad-based transactional, corporate governance, securities and M&A expertise. An active community leader, Mr. Avila has been recognized by numerous organizations, including being named Business Leader of Color by Chicago United, Business Leader of the Year by the Chicago Latino Network, Out & Proud Corporate Counsel by the National LGBT Bar, and Top Lawyer Under 40 by the Hispanic National Bar Association.

Frank Fernandez is a recognized leader on housing, transportation and economic development issues, leading and implementing programs for the transformational revitalization and redevelopment of neighborhoods as well as supporting efforts in global giving, health access and community development. Mr. Fernandez’s work has been honored in the Austin community; receiving the “Vision Award” from Liveable City for his work creating HousingWorks, the Non-Profit Leadership award from Austin Under 40 and Ernst and Young’s 2012 Social Entrepreneur of the Year award.

“Frank, Luis, and Yolanda are accomplished and proven leaders in their respective sectors. As the Latino Community Fund continues to grow, their commitment and expertise will be instrumental in the development of our organization. We welcome them and look forward to working together to strengthen the services and impact of our members and all Latino-serving non-profits in the state,” shared Maria Vinces Peck, Chair of the Board.

Avila, Fernandez and Robles join other prominent leaders on the LCF Georgia Board:

2020 LCF Georgia Board of Directors

Maria Vinces Peck, Principal, SheLends and Owner of Mark of the Potter - Chair

Lillian Rodriguez-Lopez, Principal, The Dorado Group - Vice Chair

Omar Esposito, Chief Revenue Officer, Stackfolio - Treasurer

Daniela DeMaria, Vice President, Fifth Third Bank - Secretary

Aida Perez-Flamm, Founder & Principal, Aida & Company - Past Chair

Rudy Beserra, Consultant, Vensure

Eddy Elguezabal, Regional Vice President, Univision 34 Atlanta

Henry A. Kelly, Principal of First Touch Logistics

Antonio Molina Esq., Attorney, Heidari Power Law Group & D’Aurio Law

Samantha Ramirez-Herrera, Founder & CEO, OffThaRecord​

About Latino Community Fund (LCF Georgia): LCF Georgia is a 501c3 organization supporting Latino-serving organizations and families with advocacy, capacity building, program development and collective investments.  Our mission is to be a catalyst for investment, collaborative work, and positive narrative with and within the Latinx/Hispanic Community in Georgia.

Source: Latino Community Fund Inc.


Categories: Philanthropy

Tags: Arthur Blank Foundation, Atlanta Foundations, CulturaLink, Frank Fernandez, Georgia Foundations, Gigi Pedraza, Latino Community Fund, LCF Georgia, Luis A. Avila

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